"What do you think?" he demanded impetuously.
He waved his hand toward the book-shelves.
"About that. As a matter of fact you needn't bother to ascertain. I ascertained. They're real.
"Absolutely real - have pages and everything. I thought they'd be a nice durable cardboard. Matter of face, they're absolutely real. Pages and - Here! Lemme show you."
Taking our scepticism for granted, he rushed to the book-cases and returned with Volume One of the Stoddard Lectures.
"See!" he cried triumphantly. "It's a bona-fide piece of printed matter. It fooled me. This fella's a regular Belasco. It's a triumph. What thoroughness! What realism! Knew when to stop, too - didn't cut the pages. But what do you want? What do you expect?"
He snatched the book from me and replaced it hastily on its shelf, muttering that if one brick was removed the whole library was liable to collapse.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Bookish Quotes: Gatsby's Library
It seems that decorating using books by the yard is not really a new phenomenon! Although to be fair, the gentleman does seem to be a tad excitable about that fact!